High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he's developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father's prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney's chagrin. Written by
The address of Ferris' house is the address that was on John Hughes' house when he was a kid. See more »
When Ferris' dad is in the car next to Ferris as they wait on the street, it shows Dad reading a newspaper that has a "Rally Around Sick Youth" article on the front page. Supposedly, there is no way the article could have made it to press in the middle of the day, let alone it being reported early enough to be printed for the same-day edition. However, Simone Adamley in the Economics class gave a lengthy explanation of Ferris's absence due to being sick at Baskin-Robbin's the night before. This "news" could've easily been reported and printed in time for the morning edition of the newspaper. See more »
[after the end credits]
... You're still here? It's over!
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Ferris comes out of bathroom: "You're still here? It's over. Go home." See more »
Broderick banked off that boyish charm that made him so popular on the Broadway stage (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and brought it to this witty laugh ride about a high schooler who one day, just didn't want to go to school and puts himself and his friends in constant mayhem and jeopardy. Broderick is perfect, but it is Jeffrey Jones who gives a searing comic potryal of Ed Rooney, a Mr. Weatherbee-like principal wanting to catch Ferris in only act of treachery; holding him back for one more year of high school. John Hughes is at his best here. The dialogue for this film has received such a following that it has even been printed on shirts and recited at parties by true fans of the film. I don't blame them. It's a classic!
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